Holiday Events

web-ad-980x260Holiday Ice Rink | November 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Delighting families, couples and ice skating enthusiasts for over twenty-five years, the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center presented by Hawaiian Airlines opens each winter for nine magical, fun-filled weeks. Get ready to skate under the sun and stars along the beautiful waterfront at the largest outdoor rink in San Francisco. This year’s skating kicks off on November 4, 2015 and continues through January 3, 2016.

Contact Information:

Phone: 415.837.1931


Justin Herman Plaza, adjacent to Four Embarcadero Center and across from the historic Ferry Building.


General Admission – $11
Children (7 & under) – $6
Skate Rental – $5

Group Rates
Mondays – Thursdays (pending availability)
15 or more – $1.00 discount per person
25 or more – $2.00 discount per person
75 or more – $2,250 single session, $3,950 double session (must rent entire rink and includes use of tent area) $1000 per session with use of tent without rental of entire rink.

Birthday Party Packages
$300.00 – Includes admission, skate rental for up to 10 people, decorated “party area”, birthday cake, and soft drinks. (Guests in excess of 10 people, will be charged an additional $14.00 each.)

Hours of Operation:

November 4, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Open 10:00am – 9:30pm, Sunday-Thursday (open until 11:30pm on December 31)
Open 10:00am – 11:30pm, Friday and Saturday

90-minute sessions start at every even hour. The Rink may be closed due to inclement weather or private-party bookings. For the most current information, call 415.837.1931.

Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival | November 20, 2015 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Embarcadero Center is brightening the holidays this year with the 29th Annual Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival! A perfect event to share with the family, the Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival will kick off at 4:00pm with a host of fun activities for the kids; including carnival games, face painting, a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, interactive arts and crafts booths, balloon twisters, musical performances, a very special appearance by Mickey Mouse, and more!

At 6:00pm, gather around the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center Presented by Hawaiian Airlines for live ice skating and musical performances, followed by a sneak peek performance from Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. Then tilt your head to the sky for a dazzling pyrotechnic (fireworks) spectacular, designed to complement the highlight of the evening — the initial lighting of Embarcadero Center’s office towers, with a dramatic illumination of San Francisco’s skyline, featuring 17,000 lights throughout the holiday season.

So bring your kids, your cameras, and your holiday spirit, because the Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival is the must attend event of the holiday season!

Free Holiday Parking | November 20, 2015 – December 24, 2015

More details to come…